Listen to veterans describe their experience of combat, what it was like to be Jewish in the military, and how they coped with being so far from home and their loved ones.

Fighting The War

Gerald Daub, US Army
"I don't know if you know it, or can understand what, the life of an infantryman is like..."
Ed Koch, US Army
"Crossing a field was the most terrifying moment..."

Being Jewish In The Military

Seymour Karpen, US Army
"I don't know if I can convey that sense of what it's like to be in fear..."
Allan Zachary, US Army Air Forces
"Every Friday night they have what's called a GI party..."
Pearl Scher, US Marine Corps
"Every Friday night I went to those services..."
Bentley Kassal, US Army Air Forces
"A major gave us orientation about going overseas..."
Ralph Leinoff, US Marine Corps
"For the first time in my life..."
Joseph Helmreich, US Army
"During holidays there would always be an invitation..."

Far From Home

Milton Mollen, US Army Air Forces
"When I get into the plane the first thing I do is..."
Add Your Voice:
The Museum invites you to share your own war memories, tell us about a friend or family member's experiences, or respond to Ours to Fight For, at our video recording booth.
Contribute to the Exhibition:
World War II veterans and their families are invited to bring a photograph of themselves, or their loves ones, in uniform for inclusion in the exhibition's collection. Your photo will be scanned on site.

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Wednesday: 10am to 8pm • Friday and the eve of Jewish Holidays: 10am to 3pm